2016 Scholarship Presentation Ceremony
Hon Sean L’Estrange, Minister for Mines and Petroleum with the 2016 award winners
MRIWA held its 2016 Annual Scholarships Ceremony at Mineral House on Thursday 7 July.
The achievements of 8 students were recognised with presentations being made by the Honourable Sean L’Estrange, Minister for Mines and Energy.
4 PhD scholarships and 3 Honours research scholarships were awarded as well as a prize presented for the 2015 Best Thesis.
The details of the winners and their projects are listed below:
Minister L’Estrange presenting the 2016 Directors PhD award to Ahmad Saleem
Ahmad Saleem – Winner of the 2016 Directors PhD award – University of Western Australia
Quantifying the role of exploration upside in mineral project evaluations: the missing link in project value determination?
Supervisors: Professors Mark Jessell and Professor Allan Trench.
Eun Joo Choi – PhD award winner – University of Western Australia
Alkaline magmatism as a probe into the architecture of the Archean lithospheric mantle, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia.
Supervisor: Professor Marco Fiorentini
Rashid Vaneghi – PhD award winner – Curtin University
Progressive damage mechanisms of rocks subjected to cyclic loading.
Supervisor: Professor Benham Ferdosi
Harry Watts – PhD award winner – University of Western Australia
Developing a more benign way to extract rare earths from monazite ore using a sequence of weak organic acids at a moderate pH and room temperature and ore recirculation.
Supervisor: Professor Yee-Kwong Leong
Odwyn Jones Awards:
Wei Han – OJ Award Winner – Curtin University
Haulage simulation for autonomous haulage trucks.
Supervisor: Professor Carla Boehl
Kaarina Recklies – OJ Award Winner – Murdoch University
The effects of clays, dispersants and collectors on the flotation of Au-Cu ores.
Supervisor: Professor Aleks Nikoloski
Thomas Pilote – OJ Award Winner – University of Western Australia
Geochemical and petrological controls on rare earth element mineralization, and phase mobility in the Mukinbudin granitic pegmatites and their associated regolith profiles.
Supervisor: Dr Anthony Kemp